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Glen V. Ostir, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine



Glen V. Ostir, Ph. D.

Glen V. Ostir, Ph. D.
Associate Professor – Associate Director for Research
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Sr. Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging

Associate Director, Rehabilitation
University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd.
Galveston Texas, 77555-0460
Phone: 409.747.3581
Fax: 409.772.8931
Email: gostir@utmb.edu

Education

Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
Ph.D. Sociomedical Sciences 2000 The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
B.S. Psychology 1995 University of Winnipeg Winnipeg,
Manitoba Canada
B.S. Statistics 1991 University of Winnipeg Winnipeg,
Manitoba Canada
R.R.T. Degree
(Respiratory Therapy)
1990 University of Winnipeg Winnipeg,
Manitoba Canada

Membership in Scientific Societies/Organizations
Gerontology Society of America
American Public Health Association
American Statistical Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychiatry Association
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
International Congress of Behavioral Medicine

Honors
2000 – 2001 Guest Researcher National Institute on Aging. Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry

2000 – 2001 Jeanne B. Kempner Scholar. Research Fellowship. National Institutes on Aging, Division of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry

1999 The Gerontological Society of America, Behavioral and Social Sciences Pre- Doctoral Award. San Francisco, California.

1999 Jason E. Pearlman Research Award for Biomedical Sciences. School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas

1998 – 1999 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award - Sealy Center on Aging. University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas

1998 American Public Health Association, Gerontological Health Section's Pre- Doctoral Award. Washington, D.C.

Publications: ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

  1. Reyes-Ortiz, C.A., Ostir, G.V., Pelaez, M., Ottenbacher K.J. Cross-national comparison of disability in Latin American and Caribbean persons aged 75 and older. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2006; 42: 21-33.
  2. Ostir, G.V., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Ottenbacher, K.J. Functional Status and Satisfaction with Community Participation in Persons with Stroke Following Medical Rehabilitation. Aging, Clinical and Experimental Research, 2005; 17:35-41.
  3. Bui. Q., Ottenbacher, K.J., Markides, K.S., Ostir, G.V. Predictors of disability post stroke: Findings from the H-EPESE. J Mental Health and Aging; 2005; 10:221-230.
  4. Ostir, G.V., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Rice, J.L., Ottenbacher, K.J. Functional Performance and Satisfaction with Community Participation in Persons with Orthopedic Impairment Following Medical Rehabilitation. J Clin Rehab, 2005; 84:763-769.
  5. Osborne, C., Ostir, G.V., Du, X., Peek, M.K., Goodwin, J.S. The influence of marital status on the stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2005; 93:41-47.
  6. Al Snih, S., Fisher, M.N., Raji, M.A., Markides, K.S., Ostir, G.V., Goodwin, J.S. Diabetes Millitus and incidence of lower body disability among older Mexican Americans. J Gerontol: Med Sci, 2005:1152-1156.
  7. Ottenbacher, K.J., Ostir, G.V., Peek, M.K., Snih, S.A., Raji, M.A., Markides, K.S. Frailty in older Mexican Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc, 2005;53:1524-1531
  8. Ostir, G.V., Smith P.M., Smith, D., Ottenbacher, K.J. Functional status and satisfaction with community participation in persons with stroke following medical rehabilitation. Aging Clin Exp Res 2005; 17:35-41.
  9. Lachan, N.A., Ostir, G.V., Kuo, Y.F., Freeman, J.L. The association of marital status and hospice use in the USA. Palliat Med 2005; 19:160-2.
  10. Bui, O.U., Ostir, G.V., Kuo, Y.F., Freeman, J., Goodwin, J.S. Relationship of depression to patient satisfaction: findings from the barriers to breast cancer study. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2005; 89:23-28.
  11. Ostir, G.V., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Ottenbacher, K.J. Reliability and Validity of the PANAS in Medical Rehabilitation. Clin Rehabil 2005; 19:767-9.
  12. Ostir, G.V., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Berges, I.M., Ottenbacher, K.J. The influence of perceived pain on satisfaction with community participation after hospital discharge. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2005; 86:2095-2100.
  13. Kuo, Y.F., Ostir, G.V., Granger, C.V., Ottenbacher, K.J. Examination of follow-up therapy in patients with stroke. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2006; 85:192-200.
  14. Ostir, G.V., Goodwin, J.S. Anxiety in persons 75 and older: findings from a tri-ethnic population. Ethn Dis 2006; 16:22-27.
  15. Ostir, G.V., Goodwin, J.S. Does anxiety increase the risk of death in persons 75 and older? Findings from a tri-ethnic population. J Clin Epidemiol 2006; 59:534-540.
  16. Ostir, G.V., Berges, I.M., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Rice, J.L., Ottenbacher, K.J. Does change in functional performance affect quality of life in persons with Orthopaedic Impairment? Social Indicators Research 2006; 77:79-93.
  17. Ostir, G.V., Ottenbacher, K.J., Fried, L.P., Guralnik, J.M. The effect of depressive symptoms on the association between functional status and social participation. Social Indicators Research 2006;
  18. .Acha, A.A, Ostir, G.V., Markides, K.S., Ottenbacher, K.J. Cognitive status, body mass index & hip fracture in Hispanic older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54:1251-1255.
  19. Ostir, G.V., Berges, I.M., Markides, K.S., Ottenbacher, K.J. Hypertension in Older Adults and the Role of Positive Emotion. Psychosomatic Medicine. Psychosomatic Med 2006; 68:727-733
  20. Berges, I.M., Ottenbacher, K.J., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Ostir, G.V. Perceived Pain and Satisfaction with Medical Rehabilitation after Hospital Discharge. Clin Rehabil 2006; 20:724-730.
  21. Ottenbacher, K.J., Ottenbacher, M.E., Ottenbacher. A.J., Acha, A.A., Ostir, G.V. Androgen treatment and muscle strength in elderly men: a meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2006; 54:1666-1673.
  22. Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S., Ray, L.A., Freeman, J.L., Ostir, G.V, Goodwin, J.S. Predictors of healthcare utilization among older Mexican Americans. Ethn Dis 2006; 16:640-646.
  23. Ostir, G.V., Kuo, Y.F., Berges, I.M., Markides, K.S., Ottenbacher, K.J. Measures of Lower Body Function and Risk of Mortality Over 7 years of Follow up. American Journal of Epidemiology 2007.
  24. Berges, I.M., Ottenbacher, K.J., Kuo, Y.F., Smith, P.M., Smith, D., Ostir, G.V. Satisfaction with Quality of Life post stroke: effect of sex differences in pain response. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88:413-417.
  25. Ostir, G.V., Ottenbacher, K.J., Fried, L.P., Guralnik, J.M. The Effect of Depressive Symptoms on the Association between Functional Status and Social Participation. Soc Indic Res 2007; 80:379-392.
  26. Ottenbacher, M.E, Kuo, Y.F., Ostir, G.V. Test-retest reliability of a psychological well-being scale in hospitalized older adults. Aging Clin Exp Res 2007; 19:424-429.
  27. Ostir, G.V. Health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with diabetes: a cross-sectional study. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2007; 12:39-43.
  28. Graham, J.E., Stoebner-May, D.G., Ostir, G.V., Al Snih, S., Peek, M.K., Markides, K., Ottenbacher, K.J. Health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with diabetes: a cross-sectional study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2007;12;5:39.
  29. Chang, P.F., Ostir, G.V., Kuo, Y.F., Granger, C.V., Ottenbacher, K.J. Ethnic differences in discharge destination among older patients with traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2008; 89:231-6.
  30. Ostir, G.V., Berges, I.M., Ottenbacher, M.E., Clow, A. Ottenbacher, K.J. Associations between Positive Emotion and Recovery of Functional Status Following Stroke. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2008.
  31. Ottenbacher, K.J., Campbell, J., Kuo, K.F., Ostir, G.V., Ganger, C.V. Racial and ethnic differences in postacute rehabilitation outcomes after stroke in the United States. Stroke, 2008;39:1514-9
  32. Berges, I.M., Kuo, Y.F., Ostir, G.V., Granger, C.V., Graham, J.E., Ottenbacher, K.J. Gender and ethnic differences in rehabilitation outcomes after hip-replacement surgery. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2008;87:567-72
  33. Ostir, G.V., Berges, I.M., Ottenbacher, M., Graham, J.E., Ottenbacher, K.J. Positive emotion following a stroke. J Rehabil Med, 2008;40:477-81
  34. Graham, JE, Ostir, G.V., Fisher, S.R., & Ottenbacher, K.J. Assessing walking speed in clinical research: a systematic review. J Eval Clin Pract., 2008.
  35. Graham, J.E., Ostir, G.V., Fisher, S.R., & Ottenbacher, K.J. Review of the relationship between test methodology and mean velocity in timed walk tests. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2008;89:865-72. Review
  36. Ottenbacher, K.J., Graham, J.E., Al Snih, S., Raji, M., Samper-Ternent, R., Ostir, G.V., Markides, K.S. Mexican Americans and Frailty: Findings From the Hispanic Established Populations Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly. Am J Public Health. 2009.
  37. Temple, R.O., Zgaljardic, D.J., Abreu, B.C., Seale, G.S., Ostir, G.V., Ottenbacher, K.J. Ecological validity of the neuropsychological assessment battery screening module in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Inj. 2009;1:45-50.

»Curriculum Vitae

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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